Hull v Nottm Forest preview
Hull boss Steve Bruce must decide whether to recall Robert Koren
for Saturday’s Championship clash with Nottingham Forest at the KC
Koren was rested on Monday night in the win at Burnley, with
Alex Bruce employed as a holding midfielder, but the Tigers manager
may want to revert back to a more attacking formation at the KC
Bruce is expected to be without midfielder Corry Evans again as
he sustained a thigh strain in the warm-up ahead of last week’s
defeat at Crystal Palace.
Defender Abdoulaye Faye (calf) has shaken off his recent injury
and is pushing for a recall, as is striker Jay Simpson.
Sone Aluko and Matty Fryatt remain sidelined with Achilles
Dexter Blackstock is likely to miss out for Nottingham
Blackstock was forced off after 34 minutes of last Saturday’s
3-1 home win over Wolves with a hamstring injury and he is a big
doubt ahead of Saturday’s game.
Fellow strikers Billy Sharp (chest infection) and Darius
Henderson (knee) were also struggling last weekend and boss Billy
Davies will hope that they have improved over the course of this
On-loan Norwich centre-half Daniel Ayala (hamstring) and fellow
defender Dan Harding (calf) are both close to a return to the